Helping students and researchers understand the past and its relationship with the present.

Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) collects, preserves, and provides access to manuscript collections, university records, rare books, oral histories, photographs and more.

Visit Our Reading Rooms

Special Collections and University Archives has two locations on the University of Illinois Chicago campus. Each location holds unique materials, contacting staff prior to visiting will help determine which location will be best for your research needs.
  • Richard J. Daley Library

    Located on the 3rd floor of the Richard J. Daley Library, this location holds archival collections and rare books, as well university records and faculty/staff papers related to the east side of campus.

    Hours: Appointment only

    801 S. Morgan St.
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Phone: (312) 996-2742

  • Library of the Health Sciences - Chicago

    Located on the 3rd floor of the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago, this location holds archival collections and rare books focused on the history of the health sciences, as well university records and faculty/staff papers related to the west side of campus.

    Hours: Appointment only

    1750 W. Polk St.
    Chicago, IL 60612

    Phone: (312) 996-8977

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